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New Year Honour for Chris Davis

The Director of Music of the Royal Marines — and of course, of Otterbourne Brass has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty.

Chris Davis

 

There is some welcome news for the brass band movement in the recent New Year's Honours list as congratulations must go to to Musical Director Lt. Col. Chris Davis BA (Hons) MMus. DMA. LRAM and now OBE of the Otterbourne Band and of the Royal Marines.

Chris is a well known face to the banding fraternity both as a conductor and adjudicator (he was recently involved in Brass in Concert)and he also obtained his Doctorate from the University of Salford in July of this year.



Solar System

Sparke work to increase brass band sphere of influence

December 10 • Philip Sparke's 'Music of the Spheres' is to be performed by Brass Band of Battle Creek at the opening of the influential Midwest Clinic in Chicago.


Factory Girls

Time travellers sought in South Wales

December 10 • A television production company is looking for people with an interest in all things 1970s — especially with the rag trade and a bit of brass banding...


Fountain City

Fountain City success makes a mark in Kansas

December 10 • The UK tour success of Fountain City in claiming podium finishes at Brass in Concert and the Scottish Open has certainly made a mark back home in Kansas.


Portraits of Tibshelf

Godley's cream given retrospective

December 10 • The work of renowned i-pad artist Mik Godley has been given a retrospective by the influential East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network — including the innovative Portraits of Tibshelf project.


Northop Silver Band - Rhys Meirion & Denbighshire Youth Choir

Monday 11 December • St. Asaph Cathedral LL17 0RD


Strata Brass -

Wednesday 13 December • Rockingham Centre,Sheffield Road,Hoyland Common,Nr Barnsley S74 1DQ


South London Fellowship Band -

Wednesday 13 December • John Lewis Department Store. Bluewater. Kent DA9 9SA


Black Dyke Band - Queensbury Parish Church

Thursday 14 December • Queensbury Parish Church Halifax Road Queensbury BD13


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Thursday 14 December • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church Street. London. SE10 9BJ SE10 9BJ


Uppermill Band

December 10 • Cornet players required urgently in preparation for the upcoming Contest season. Positions negotiable on ability. If you are looking for a change or moving into the area come and join us in a rehearsal. We are a friendlly team with ambition to succeed


Newstead Brass

December 9 • Newstead Brass require Bass player (EEb or BBb) to join our established Midlands Championship section band.


Newstead Brass

December 9 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable) Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger